Whaley v. Director, TDCJ-ID

Filing 10

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 3 Report and Recommendations. Signed by Judge David Folsom on 1/7/09. (mrm, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TEXARKANA DIVISION MICHAEL WHALEY VS. DIRECTOR, TDCJ-CID CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:08cv47 MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING PETITIONER'S OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Petitioner Michael Whaley, an inmate confined at the Telford Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, proceeding pro se, brought this petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. The court referred this matter to the Honorable Keith F. Giblin, United States Magistrate Judge, at Beaumont, Texas, for consideration pursuant to applicable laws and orders of this court. The Magistrate Judge recommends the petition be denied. The court has received and considered the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge filed pursuant to such order, along with the record, pleadings and all available evidence. Petitioner filed objections to the magistrate judge's Report and Recommendation. The court has conducted a de novo review of the objections in relation to the pleadings and the applicable law. See FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b). After careful consideration, the court concludes petitioner's objections are without merit and should be overruled. Petitioner is not eligible for mandatory supervision. Thus, any loss of good conduct time did not impose upon a liberty interest. The loss of good time will not support relief to the extent that it adversely affects parole eligibility. Sandin v. Conner, 515 U.S. 472, 487 (1995). The loss of good time will trigger the protection of the Constitution if, and only if, a prisoner is eligible for release on mandatory supervision. Madison v. Parker, 104 F.3d 765, 769 (5th Cir. 1997). Consequently, petitioner is not entitled to federal habeas corpus relief with respect to the disciplinary case.1 ORDER Accordingly, petitioner's objections are OVERRULED. The findings of fact and . conclusions of law of the magistrate judge are correct and the report of the magistrate judge is ADOPTED. A final judgment will be entered in this case in accordance with the magistrate judge's recommendations. SIGNED this 7th day of January, 2009. ____________________________________ DAVID FOLSOM UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE To the extent petitioner attempts to seek monetary damages in his o b j e c t i o n s , petitioner's claims fail to show the denial of due process. Thus, p e t i t i o n e r ' s claim fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. A c c o r d i n g l y , it is not in the interests of justice to sever petitioner's claims i n t o a separate civil rights action. 1 2

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